PORT CLINTON - The Tin Goose Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1247 is to host Ford Tri-Motor rides at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport in Port Clinton today through July 4.
The aircraft is a 1929 Ford from the Kalamazoo AirZoo Museum where this plane was released last year from the restoration hangar after a lengthy and detailed renovation.
The plane is Northwest Airline's first Ford Tri-Motor and flew for Northwest in the early 1930s. It also flew for Alaska Airlines operating out of Fairbanks. In the later 1950s, it carried smoke jumpers for Johnson Flying Service, operating out of Missoula, Mont. It now has Army Air Corps ambulance markings painted on it to honor the U.S. military.
This restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft is to be on display today through July 4 in Port Clinton. Aviation enthusiasts can sign up for a 15-minute flight.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.flytheford.org or by phone at (877) 952-5395. Remaining tickets can be obtained at the airport during the event. Rides begin this afternoon and continue 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily for the remainder of the stay.
The cost is $80 for those 16 and older and $40 for children.
For more information, visit www.tingoose.org/calendarofevents.html.